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and killed this family. william pettitte was the only survivor. wife jennifer was killed with two young daughters makaili and haley. dr. pettitte with new photo evidence shows where he was tied up by his feet. it shows the cuts to his head as he was basically held hostage down in the basement of his home having to hear his family being tortured in another section of the house upstairs. he was mir okay loutly able to get his hands free and get out of the house even with his feet still bound over to a neighbor's house for help but it was too late. prosecutors say the suspects burned the house down. and so jennifer hawk pettitte was sadly raped and strangled in the house and the two little girls died from that fire from smoke inhalation. he is -- he says he will be here every day for the trial to make sure justice is done in this awfully, awfully emotionally and charged case. >> jeff rossen reporting. >>> a florida hospital is facing a lawsuit after performing an unwanted circumcision. mario vera spent ten days in the icu and during this time he was taken out of nicu and
deal, as well, with the studio. looks like only good things for jennifer lopez who hasn't had much traction in her career in recent years. her music hasn't been selling well and her films haven't been selling well either. also i don't know if you noticed at least in new york city last night if you walked down the street and pass any the gamestop stores there were lines forming outside because the release of "halo 3" happened at midnight tonight. people don't understand the reach that video games. "halo 3" could generate more than, i'm sorry, i just looked that wrong number there. almost $1 billion. >> a video game, wow. >> "halo 3" generated $600 million when it was released in 2007. all in this video game franchise could make more than $2 billion. >> basically, a lot of people inside their homes this weekend playing this weekend. >> playing their x-boxes and we see movie adapitations from this video game. when you're talking about making upwards of $600 million from one video game, you have to wonder what the other media platform possibilities are there with the game. >>> finally,
video that you're looking at now shows jennifer hawke-petit an hour before she was murdered. she was at the bank withdrawing thousands of dollars and she told the tellers there she needed this money for ransom. the bank's manager did call 911 and police released a recording of that call. jeff, i understand that the 911 calls, they're raising a lot of questions because the time of when the call was placed and when police went to the home. >> this is a summer morning and what's so chilling about this, is just less than an hour after we see jennifer hawke-petit at that bank window she was dead or dying. the thinking of the defense, what this shows you is that police dropped the ball. they had ample opportunity to get officers out to the house. she is in there around 9:17 a.m. by 9:21 a.m. the bank manager goes to a back office after jennifer hawke-petit and said my entire family is being hostage at home and if i give them money they'll leave but if i get the police involved they'll kill my husband and children. a manager goes to the back room and then we'll tell you what happened on
. . he is the lone survivor of the attack. the defense says, yes, my client raped and killed jennifer petitt. the key here is will this deft steven hayes get the death penalty or not? he offered to plead guilty if prosecutors took the death penalty off the table. prosecutors said no, that's how airtight they believe their case is. he and another man allegedly broke into the home three years ago in a suburban upscale neighborhood here in krthd. middle of the night the family was sleeping. tortured them. led them to a bank to take out $15,000. ended up killing them and burned their house down. on the stand today the lone survivor told in his testimony, told the jury the defendant said if he gives them what yo want we won't hurt you. i may have yelled out hey, and then a voice yelled back at him saying don't worry. it's all going to be over in a couple of minutes. in fact, prosecutors have said that that the testimony that the jury will hear, the audience will hear in this case, will rock your inner core because of what this man went through. he said he was tied up by his wrist an inkels
image ever taken of jennifer hawk-petit at a neighborhood bank withdrawing $15,000. prosecutors say to pay off the man holding her family hostage. it was a mother's final, desperate act to save her family. husband, william, a prominent doctor and their two children. all of them tied up and tortured inside their own home. mccaluwas only 11, a girl scout, haly was 17 and just accepted to dartmouth. prosecutors say these two men did it. steven hayes and ex-cons who broke into the petit home as they slept. >> just tried to do the best i could for my family. >> reporter: william petit was the lone survivor and took the stand tuesday. gripping testimony about his family's last hours together. they tied my hands at the wrists and my feet at the ankles, he said. petit heard one of the suspects say, if he moves, put two bullets in him. because of the blood loss y was not functioning very well. he could hear his wife and children being tortured in another section of the house. i heard them moaning and thumps. i may have yelled out, hey, a voice yelled back, don't worry, it will all be over in
for impruchlt there. i think she did just fine. i think she did better than the situation did. jennifer grey is one of the favorites. we know her from "dirty dancing." i said to thomas roberts, if you have anything resembling a professional dancing background or you've been trained in dancing, you shouldn't be on it. it should be total amateur hour. >> a couple athletes beat people with professional dancing on the show. >> he had a huge advantage. >>> i don't know if you tuned in to hbo sunday night. "boardwalk empire" premiered. we've only been getting the builtup for about two years, i think. it was fantastic. the show set in atlantic city, the dawn of prohibition. how did it do? it was the biggest premier since 2004. it got 4.0 million viewers to draw comparison. the last time an hbo show premier that had well, it was "deadwood." they're considering it a huge success. so much so they've already ordered a second season. >> good business. and speaking of things we like watching, premier week. what should you watch? i'm breaking it down for you every day today. tonight, watch parenthood. it
this family, drove jennifer hawk petit to the bank and told her to take out a large sum of money. she went in and did that, the bank tellser is the one who called 911. we expect to get the 911 tape a little bit later. she thought she could pay these would-be killers off. it didn't work. they went back to the house and killed this family, except for dr. petit who was also tortured and burned the house down. once his trial happens, the other suspect will be on trial. prosecutors say they have a mound of evidence and they said that the testimony here is going to rock the inner core of the jury because it was such a brutal attack, richard. >> jeff, we have to think about mr. petit, dr. petit. how is he holding up knowing he lost his wife and two daughters and having to relive all this again. >> i talked to him during jury selection a couple months ago and i said how do you stand there in court. >> jeff rossen live on that story and hope things go well for him in this trial. i'm richard lui in for chris jansing. i'll see you back here at 3:00 eastern when the u.s. about to conduct the biggest a
to get the recovery going. in michigan, the unemployment rate over 13% and governor jennifer granholm even has a tax amnesty project. more on this, governor granholm joins us live here in washington. good to see you. thank you for joining us. >> you bet. >> your state, it's really tough. what are you doing? >> well, we are really leveraging what the president has done with the recovery act. and you know, when i watch what's happening politically across the country, the debate about should we spend, should we not spend, when and how do you attack the govebudget? i have cut more out of spending as a governor as a percentage. >> what happened to this summer of recovery? it was the o 'bummer of recovery. >> i can tell you michigan is an example of a state that has smartly used that. so for example, two days ago we had the opening of a battery factory to produce the batteries for the electric vehicle. that's one factory. there are 16 companies that are producing batteries now in michigan. that wouldn't have been here but for the recovery act but the 16 companies are going to be creating 62
screen that jennifer hawke-petit took out to try to pay off the men that held them hostage. they said they would let them go, but, clearly, that wasn't the case. the prosecutor said, yes, my client did commit these crimes, but he should not be put to death. the defense said this was a robbery that got out of control. he should get life in prison with no chance of parole, but not the death penalty. prosecutors won't take that deal. they want the death penalty. this is a capital case, tamron. >> thanks, jeff rossen, the latest on that trial happening in new haven, connecticut. >>> right now in london outgoing bp ceo tony hayward is testifying about the gulf oil disaster. back in june he insisted he had little knowledge of decisions that contributed to the explosion aboard the deepwater horizon oil rig that killed 11 workers and, of course, triggered the massive oil spill we all watched play out. he also made this infamous comment. back in may. >> there's no one who wants this thing over more than i do. i want my life back. >> well, joining me now from london, daisy mcandrew of our briti
for jennifer gray's dance routine. if you go on twitter or the blogs, some people fight that. i don't know. those are the things we thought you should know. >>> in today's crossing the line. when you ask someone if they want their child to be a boy or girl? they usually say i want my child to be healthy. today more people are choosing the sex of their child. one texas doctor says 20% of in vitro fertilization opt to choose the gender of the new baby. here's what he has to say to people who disagree with the practice. >> number one, i don't make the babies. the miracle of life is the same. they are boys or girls on their own. the only thing we are doing is freezing the boys and transferring the girls or vice versa. >> he says he does not allow people to choose their child's sex for culture reason. if you have at least one child at home, he'll let you select the opposite sex. what about the ethical questions being raised here? >> i think the consensus is it's potentially problematic, that it does raise serious ethical issues, but the balance so far favors autonomy on the part of the parents
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